Recipe For Self Love

Hello, I feel these are simple, yet powerful ideals that will help develop true self love. Once we have established this love within ourselves, we will have the capacity to genuinely love everyone around us.
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)


Take full responsibility for your life,
Stop blaming others, See yourself as the
cause of what happens to you

Do things you like to do, Don't stay in a job you
don't like, Participate in life at the highest
level you can

Stop terrorising yourself with your thoughts,
Be gentle and kind and patient with yourself

Give yourself the simple pleasures of life abundantly,
Wear clothes you feel good in, get a massage etc

Watch what you say, Avoid self put-downs,
Stop being critical of yourself and others!

Take care of your body, Give it exercise
and good food

Be willing to create a life-style that generates
and nourishes self-esteem, Associate with others
with high esteem

Acknowledge yourself frequently, Keep a diary of
your successes and accomplishments

Avoid comparing yourself with others,
Remember that it's who we are, not what
we do, that's important

Give yourself permission to do nothing periodically,
Schedule time by yourself

Frequently take deep breaths, Discover the
benefit and pleasure of breathing fully

Stop trying to change others, Focus your
attention on being the way you want others to be!

Look into a mirror and say "I love you,
I really love you"

Stop feeling guilty and saying "I'm sorry"
See mistakes as valuable lessons and avoid
judging yourself (Love this one!)

Consciously generate positive thoughts and feelings
of self-love in place of old thoughts of inadequacy

Be willing to laugh at yourself and at life!
Stop taking yourself so seriously

Accept compliments from others without embarrassment,
Don't invalidate their positive thoughts and feelings
about you

Be kind to your mind, Don't hate yourself for having
negative thoughts, Gently change your thoughts

Keep your awareness and your thoughts focused in
present time, instead of living in the past or future

Acknowledge others frequently, Tell them what you
like and appreciate in them

Make a list of 10 things you love doing and do
them frequently

Treat yourself as you would treat someone you really loved!

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  1. There are a few things on that list that I have to work on.

  2. wow thank you for that Janet :)I really needed a reminder

  3. Great list! I love the last one.

  4. Thank you Pink and Unikorna, I'm so glad you liked the list and the reminder :) I need to be reminded too!

  5. Russ your such a sweet person, I find it hard to believe you need to work on anything. At least you acknowledge that you want to feel better about yourself and that is something that most people never do. So Kudos to you and Thank you for sharing!